Older pupils help younger ones to study The experience of nature and dealing with the animals leads to the respect for all creation.

The motto of the Sophia Schools »Learn With Me For The Universal Life« – and thus, the guideline for living together – is the »Golden Rule,« which says: »Do not do to another what you do not want to have done to you!« Jesus of Nazareth gave us this rule of life already 2000 years ago in His Sermon on the Mount, where it says: »Do to others as you would have them do to you.«

This Golden Rule is also known in all other great world religions:

Buddhism: “A state that is not pleasant or delightful to me must be so for him also; and a state which is not pleasant or delightful for me, how could I inflict that on another?” Samyutta Nikaya V. 353.35-354.2
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“This is the sum of duty; do naught unto others what you would not have them do unto you.” Mahabharata, 5:1517

Islam: “No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself.” 40 Hadith (Sayings of Mohammed)

Judaism: What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellowman. This is the entire law; all the rest is commentary.” Talmud, Shabbat 31a

Zarathustra: “That [human] nature is good which refrains from doing [to] another whatsoever is not good for itself.” Dadistan-i-Dinik 94:5 (http://www.teachingvalues.com/goldenrule.html)

The consistent application of this Golden Rule in daily life leads, not only to peace between people who meet each other day after day, but beyond that, also to peace between man, nature and animals.

Educational Goals

We respect and appreciate all fellow people, because they are children of God like us.
We encounter all people in an open and friendly manner.
We help each other learn.
We are straightforward, open and honest. We solve conflicts that arise in conversation with each other.
We treat with care the property of the school and all lesson materials.
We respect the animals and nature and care for the plants in the schoolhouse and school garden together.
We assume responsibility, so that we stand strong later in life and are there for the family and society, in a straightforward way.
We practice behavior patterns and virtues, such as, for example, politeness, readiness to help, table manners, keeping order, community spirit.
In this way, we attain decency and manners, ethics, morals and style.